The New York Mets are expected to shut down veteran third baseman David Wright, according to a club announcement made earlier today. David was taking part in a rehab program to recover from a hamstring injury when he suddenly developed pain in his lower back.
Wright underwent an MRI which revealed no structural damage, but the Mets say that he will not participate in any baseball activities until the pain subsides. According to Ken Rosenthal, Wright was progressing rather well until the pain occurred which has left him out of action for the past couple days.
Wright, 32, is represented by ACES. Wright has appeared in eight major league games so far this season where he hit .333/.317/.424 with one home run and four RBI. In replacement of Wright, Eric Campbell and Daniel Murphy have split time at third base and will continue to do so as Wright’s absence will be extended to a longer period of time.
Though Wright will be away for a longer period of time, the club is not expected to pursue any form of long-term options. A short-term option is possible but fairly unlikely.
If a pickup is made, the transaction will allow Daniel Murphy to move back to second base in replacement of Dilson Herrera who is struggling both defensively and offensively.